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Meeting of the Sounding Board on Disinformation Update on the assessment of the Code of Practice

March 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Taking Stock and Next Steps

Venue: ACT Office
Rue des Deux Eglises, 1000, Brussels
Date: Thursday 5 March 2020, 10:00-12:00


10:00-11:00 EC, ERGA and VVA update on the assessments of the CoP; Ofcom’s new powers on

online harm

 Paolo CESARINI, Media Convergence & Social Media, DG Connect, EC
EC Update on the fight against disinformation process — 10’
 Richard PROCEE, Valdani, Vicari & Associati (VVA) Economics & Policy
VVA Study Update: “Assessment of the implementation of the Code of Practice on
Disinformation”- 5’
 Daniel BRAUN, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Cabinet of Ms Jourova – 10’
 Lubos KUKLIS, Chief Executive of Slovak Media Authority and Francesco SCIACCHITANO,
Agcom, Senior Legal Officer
Insights into the ERGA assessment–- 15’
 Maria DONDE – Ofcom, Head of International Content Policy –
Ofcom’s new powers to tackle online harm – 10’
 Q&A Session – 10’
11:00-12:00 Proposals & insights by the members of the Sounding Board moderated by ACT
 Trevor DAVIS, Research Professor at The George Washington University and Ravi VATRAPU,
Professor of Computational Social Science, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson
University – academic feedback and proposal – 10’
 Gianni RIOTTA – Professor of Princeton University – fact-checkers’ feedback -5’
 Luis MORAGO – Avaaz Campaign Director and Nadia Guerlenda CABRAL – Avaaz, Advocacy
and Media Consultant – Presentation on Avaaz proposals – 5’
 Petra WIKSTRÖM – Director of Public Policy at Schibsted – Schibsted initiative – 5’
 Sounding Board member associations’ updates
 Discussion on next steps and the opportunity to issue a joint statement


March 5, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm




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